Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Chuzpe
Documentary Film, AT 2017, Farbe, 88 min., 31.03.: OmeU / 01.04.: dOF
Diagonale 2017

Director, Script: Peter Ily Huemer
Cast: Robert Wolf, Stefan Wildner, Martin Biro, Titanilla Eisenhart, Ronnie Urini, Doris Harasek
Camera: Christian Mitterbauer, Kirk Heflin
Editor: Kirk Heflin
Location Sound: Robin Perner, Johannes Heilig
Music: Chuzpe, Dirt Shit, Pöbel, Blümchen Blau
Producers: Peter Ily Huemer
Production: Xpedit Film

 

“Before, there was nothing” – Vienna, late 1970s. Chuzpe exploded as the first punk band in the “dead city”. Peter Ily Huemer summarizes anecdotes from people active in the scene back then and intimate memories of the band to an intensely Viennese portrait of the local underground, which decades later would turn out to have been the avant-garde – a humorous reminiscence of punk, new wave, and the young Viennese who had the chuzpe to stand on a stage with their repertoire of three-chords.